This newly retrieved medium resolution image, frame 3142_M, was taken by Lunar Orbiter 3 on 20 February 1967 at 15:11 GMT. I came across this at MoonViews.com:
Out of all the mostly consumable dank forest dwelling forms of life, Mushrooms have it bad. True they are probably the bet known mostly consumable dank forest life form, but they have long been subject to offensive name calling and bullying due to their apparent phallic looking appearance.
If you’re a mushroom that has been the victim of such hurtful behaviour, you have A Brief History of Mycological Illustrationhttp://www.huh.harvard.edu/libraries/mycology/Myco_illustration.htm to blame. Harvard recently posted the illustrations with a breakdown of their historical significance in the world of scientific research.
For mushroom people, this probably fills in some blanks for you. It doesn’t make the bulling hurt less, but it does provide some closure as to how it started and why. Here’s an example:
Of all the Sci-Fi fanboys and gals, I stand by my statement that the Doctor Who crowd are the most gung-ho. Dain Sandoval for example turned one of the most traditional and recognizable symbols of the holiday season… And turned it into a Dalek:
I stumbled upon these at Geek Tyrant. I don’t know why, but this tree immediately reminded me of Joan Cusak in 16 candles:
I often refer to Steve Buscemi as the white Samuel L. Jackson; the guy is in everything! This is quite a feat considering that Buscemi isn’t… hmmm, what’s the best way to put this?… Buscemi isn’t exactly attractive in the conventional sense of the word. For a while I even juggled the possibility that Buscemi isn’t actually any more prolific than your average B-Lister, but he’s just so distinctly strange looking that my brain takes a more detailed note of him when I see him. There are a few things related to ol’ Stevie B’s look that are especially pronounced, but none more so than his eyes.
I can’t really find the words to best describe Buscemi’s uniquely and perpetually exhausted-looking peepers, but there is a website that does a great job of painting a clear picture of why they’re unique: Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes sticks them on celebrity women (hence the name). I believe I’ve shared or touched on this site a couple of times, so if you’re already familiar with it, consider this a refresher. I found myself randomly thinking about Buscemi’s eyes today and how much joy they brought me at one time… if I can introduce this random jumble of ridiculousness to just one person then I can die a happy and fulfilled man. Enjoy!
Alright, clearly someone at NASA has a sense of humor. Any kind of damage done to the space agency’s photo-reputation has been completely wiped clean in my mind. Allow me to explain:
NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day blog featured a photo of an Ancient Stream Bank on Mars for October 2nd… Naturally I checked it out… apparently at NASA, ‘Ancient’ means ‘Giant’ and ‘Stream Bank’ means ‘Cock.’ They even circled it in case you’re having trouble seeing it.
Viola! Thanks NASA!